17 Jun '11, 6am

Lorry driver arrested for trying to bribe traffic cop

SINGAPORE: A 26-year-old lorry driver who was booked for inconsiderate driving thought that he could get away by offering a bribe to a traffic police officer. Police said this happened at about 8.40am on Friday. Corporal Mohammed Fadly observed that a lorry driver was weaving in and out of traffic along Ayer Rajah Expressway towards the direction of East Coast Parkway. He stopped the driver and explained to him that he would be booked for inconsiderate driving. Police said the driver pleaded for leniency and asked Corporal Fadly to let him off. At this juncture, the driver allegedly took out two pieces of S$50 notes, offered them to Corporal Fadly and told the officer not to book him. Police said Corporal Fadly seized the two notes as evidence and arrested the driver for bribery. Police are investigating the driver for inconsiderate driving while the charge of bribery has ...

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